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Seth Dobbs and Josiah Contarino Join Archer’s Monmouth County Office

Seth L. Dobbs has joined Archer P.C., one of New Jersey’s largest law firms, as Of Counsel, and Josiah Contarino has joined the firm as an Associate. Both are based in the firm’s Monmouth County office in Red Bank, N.J.

Mr. Dobbs practices in a wide array of subject areas, with specialized expertise in representing automobile, truck and motorcycle dealers in complex commercial transactions, business and franchise disputes, regulatory compliance, operational issues and litigation. Mr. Dobbs provides counsel to dealers regarding their rights and obligations as related to franchisors, manufacturers and consumers.

Mr. Dobbs has litigated disputes across the country relating to terminations, ownership transfers, add-points, warranty reimbursement, franchise modification, price discrimination, warranty and incentive audits, and other manufacturer programs. He defends dealers against class action and other consumer lawsuits and also conducts finance, insurance and other compliance audits for dealers in order prevent adverse actions by plaintiffs’ attorneys and federal and state regulators. Mr. Dobbs is an active member of several national and regional auto dealership associations as well as bar associations.

Mr. Contarino focuses his practice on commercial litigation in New Jersey and New York state and federal courts, with specialized experience in matters involving vehicle dealerships. He handles a variety of matters including contract disputes, consumer fraud claims, and franchise litigation. He has experience with disputes involving commercial, real estate, environmental, business, employment, bankruptcy and franchise law. Mr. Contarino has been selected as the 2014-2015 legislative coordinator for the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.

Archer PC is a full-service regional law firm with more than 175 lawyers and nine offices in Haddonfield, Hackensack, Princeton, Red Bank, and Flemington, N.J.; Philadelphia, Pa.; New York, N.Y.; and Wilmington and Georgetown, Del. The Firm has been serving Fortune 100 clients, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals for 85 years. Each  office  provides full-service litigation and transactional capabilities in nearly every area of law including corporate, estate & trust, family & matrimonial, labor & employment, litigation, medical & personal injury and real estate services.  For more information, visit

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